Gennimata a ‘committed European’, say European socialist parties

The Party of European Socialists expressed “deepest condolences to the family, friends and comrades” of Movement for Change (KINAL) party leader Fofi Gennimata,” in a statement on Monday.

In the statement, PES President Sergei Stanishev described Gennimata as “ a committed European who fought tirelessly for a fairer Greece, and who always took an active role in guiding the future of socialism and social democracy in Europe. Her insight and leadership will be sadly missed by the PES. Her legacy will not be forgotten.”

It was also noted that Gennimata was elected President of PES-member Greek party PASOK in 2015, and president of Movement for Change KINAL in 2017.

Italy’s center-left Democratic Party

Italy’s center-left Democratic Party expressed its ‘deep sorrow’ over the death of Movement for Change (KINAL) party leader Fofi Gennimata on Monday, the party told Athens-Macedonian New Agency (ANA-MPA).

Meanwhile, Italian media are describing Gennimata as a politician who made substantial efforts to sustain an active center-left political force, paying emphasis on environmental issues and defending the middle class, which suffered in an economic crisis of nearly a decade.